Freedom Spaces is a term used for any and all events, activities, projects, and programs, which create a free marketplace of ideas by encouraging free expression, and discourse; bridging divides while recognizing diversity of standpoints. It is an initiative of the Center for Liberalism and Democracy in an effort to expand and create new platforms for liberal democratic discourse, cultivate liberal consciousness, and introduce liberal values.
Date: 05 May 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Venue: Online via Zoom Webinars
We celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines with a forum on Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All), Pope Francis’ encyclical where he speaks of “political love.” In this context, we examine the contrasting values of liberalism and populism in the Philippines.
Our objective is to highlight the similarities in the motivations and approaches of Christianity today and social liberalism as practiced in the country and to show how these counter crass populism.